ERIC Number: ED180272
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Bureaucrats and Brainpower: Government Regulation of Universities.
Seabury, Paul, Ed.
The exploration of the growth and cost benefit effectiveness of governmental regulation of higher education is examined in this book. An introductory article by Robert Hatfield examines university regulation from a businessman's perspective. Hatfield concludes that business and higher education must work together to curb the stream of regulation. The first paper on "The Advent of Academic Bureaucrats," by Paul Seabury, provides a historical overview of the situation. Richard W. Lyman's paper, "Federal Regulation and Institutional Autonomy: A University President's View," surveys some of the regulation on the campus, such as OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) investigations and affirmative action programs. The third paper, "Regulating the Universities," by Caspar W. Weinberger, explores university regulation and assesses the impact government control has on the universities. Robert L. Sproull considers the effects of government research contract controls in the fourth paper, "Federal Regulation and the Natural Sciences." The fifth paper, "A Road to Stalemate--the Current State of Regulations," by Miro M. Todorovich, discusses ramifications of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's guidelines. "Regulating Business and Regulating the Universities: One Problem or Two?," by Nathan Glazer, focuses on the tendency of government to expand, to exercise more control than required by Congress. The final paper by Paul Seabury, "Epilogue--A Final Footnote," ties together previous papers and stresses the need for government and education to remain separate. (PHR)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Bureaucracy, Business, Cost Effectiveness, Educational History, Educational Legislation, Federal Regulation, Government Role, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, Institutional Autonomy, School Community Relationship, Universities
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Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Books; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Institute for Contemporary Studies, San Francisco, CA.